Latest news from Longwarjournal.org -Military feed

Latest news from Longwarjournal.org -Military feed

  1. Taliban parades forces openly in Nimroz

    As with previous propaganda videos, the Taliban demonstrates that it can organize its forces for assaults on bases and district centers and execute attacks over extended periods of time, or parade its troops in the open, without fear of being targeted from the air by Afghan or Coalition…
  2. Iraqi troops, Iranian-backed militias eject Islamic State from Hawija

    Islamic State forces still control a small pocket of villages to the north and east of the town, but are now…
  3. Analysis: Ayman al Zawahiri argues jihadists can’t deceive America

    In a new message, Ayman al Zawahiri holds up the Taliban-al Qaeda relationship as a model for jihadists around the globe. He also critiques the jihadists and Islamists in Egypt and Syria who think they can "deceive" America and achieve power by placating the…
  4. US Special Forces troops killed during joint patrol in Niger

    US AFRICOM has confirmed that three US Special Forces troops have been killed in an ambush near Mali. The three are the first American soldiers to die in combat in the…
  5. Pakistan’s intelligence service ‘has connections with terrorist groups’

    Mattis and Dunford placed all of the blame for Pakistan's support of terrorist groups on the ISI, and essentially absolved Pakistan's government and the military of any responsibility for incubating and supporting regional and global jihadist…
  6. ‘Hasm’ claims responsibility for attack targeting Myanmar embassy in Cairo

    The Egyptian militant group, Hasm, claimed responsibility yesterday for its attack against Myanmar’s embassy in Cairo a day earlier, noting that it was a response to Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims. “This bombing served as a warning to the embassy of murderers, killers of women and children in the Muslim Rakhine State [in Myanmar], and [R…
  7. Analysis: Jihadist attacks on the rise in northern Burkina Faso

    The attacks represent a significant increase in jihadist attacks in northern Burkina Faso. In addition, the use of improvised explosive devices, previously unknown to the country, is on the…
  8. Lessons learned from 15 years in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    The Congressionally mandated Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) issued a detailed report evaluating the current challenges facing the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and the lessons learned from America’s nearly 15-year campaign in the country. The report argues that security priorities guiding US decisions early in the war effort negatively impacted […
  9. Islamic State claims its ‘soldier’ stabbed two women at Marseille train station

    The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency claimed that two stabbings at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France were the work of its "soldier." Separately, an attack in Edmonton, Canada is being investigated as a terrorist…
  10. US resumes strikes against Islamic State in Libya

    US Africa Command launched airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya for the first time in eight months. AFRICOM also revealed to FDD's Long War Journal that an estimated 800 to 900 Islamic State fighters were killed during Operation Odyssey Lightning's air campaign in Sirte last…